Since word got out that Megan Markle and Prince Harry were engaged, everyone wanted to know more about the American actress. Let’s have a look back ay the days before she was a TV star and way before she became the Duchess of Sussex.
A Close Bond Between Father And Daughter
Megan grew up being very close with her dad, Tom Markle. Some say that she got into acting because her father was once in the movie industry as well. He received an Emmy award for his work as a lighting director in films.
A Tight Family Unit
By looking at this photo you can see that Meghan was very close to her family. It’s no wonder that when she received so much media attention because she was involved with Prince Harry they were concerned for her.
Changing The World At A Young Age
Meghan had strong beliefs from a young age and wasn’t afraid to speak out. Meghan wrote a complaint letter about a sexist phrase in a Proctor & Gamble commercial. Her letter was taken seriously, and the advertisement was changed! This photo was taken during the interview with Linda Ellerbee from Nick News about her letter.
A Beautiful Homecoming Queen
Meghan attended Immaculate High School, which was an all-girl school. Boys were allowed to accompany the girls to their homecoming dance where she was crowned Prom Queen. Who knew that one day she’d become a real royal!
A Happy Child
Even though Meghan’s parents divorced when she was six, she lived a charmed life and was always a focused child. Meghan’s dad won $750,000 in the lottery, and that was why she was able to go to the best school.
Baby Meghan With Her Half-Sister
Meghan has a half-sister, Samantha, from her father’s previous marriage, and they are 17 years apart. They were never very close, in fact, now they’re quite estranged. Samantha is apparently working on a book about Meghan titled “The Diary of Princess Pushy’s Sister”.
Exposed To Charitable Examples
As a young girl, Meghan’s mom would take her to hospices to visit patients and to take meals for them. She was also taught to donate food on Thanksgiving to the less fortunate. It’s no wonder she’s so charitable now.
Never Too Far Away
Even though her dad now lives in Baja, California, they may be far apart in distance but their bond is still as strong. Both he and Meghan’s mom were extremely happy for her when her engagement to Harry was announced.
Not Always So Glam
Here we see just how normal a childhood Meghan had. We’re used to seeing her all glammed up, even during her acting days before becoming a princess. Here she looks like a regular kid enjoying some popcorn at the zoo.
Meghan attended Northwest University and graduated in 2003. She double majored in theater and international studies and was part of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She was always very involved with her school and thoroughly enjoyed the theater programs.